With some changes this year which includes a new objective video-testing element which will sit along side the physical trials, is a first to be introduced by any Netball Superleague Franchise.
These virtual sessions include five online evaluations including strength and conditioning (S&C), ball skills, shooting, attacking, and defending.
All triallists are required to partake in four of the five segments while the ball skills and S&C components are mandatory. Worksheets and video demonstrations for each evaluation are provided.
CEO and Director of Netball Samantha Bird gives us an insight into these new changes ‘I have been involved in pathway trials for a long time now and I’ve been keen to devise a system where selectors get a much better look at those trialling. This new process enables 1. Triallists to know what skills are being assessed and gives them time to practise. 2. They can join trial sessions to help them practise. 3. Selectors get a good look at each athletes core skills before they see them play. 4. When the athletes play the selectors already know them. 5. This creates a fairer, transparent process which supports the athlete and enables us to select more accurately. I’m so proud of the staff that have made this happen
The process is now open and trialists have until the 28th August to submit their application.
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